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elater

  

      n  
1    an elaterid beetle  
2      (Botany)   a spirally thickened filament, occurring in liverwort capsules and horsetails, thought to aid dispersal of spores  
     (C17: via New Latin from Greek: driver, from elaunein to beat, drive; compare elastic)  
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